With 'green' transport at the top of the Government's agenda, Motorvate - which had the working title of the Greener Fleet Certification Scheme - has been designed by the DETR after consultation with the fleet industry from a recommendation by the Cleaner Vehicles Task Force. Motorvate's core target is a 12% reduction in a fleet's carbon dioxide emissions over three years - 3% of which must come through reduced business mileage.
The scheme will be based on an annual assessment of companies' vehicle inventory. Mileage patterns, fuel use and progress towards meeting the three-year targets. DETR representatives, including Christine Lewis, were at the show talking to fleets on 'The Hub'. She said: 'There is a strong business case for companies to improve the fuel efficiency of their fleets. A typical 200-strong car fleet could save around £34,000 a year by meeting the scheme targets.'